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Rio 2016: Nigerian athletes beg for fund on social media

Vanguard - ‎Jul 23, 2016‎
... 2016 Olympics Games holding in Rio, Brazil, Nigerian athletes have taken to the social media platform to crowd-source funds for the competition.

Las Vegas' Connor Fields looks for BMX redemption at Rio Olympics

Las Vegas Review-Journal - ‎8 hours ago‎
The sale in October came two months after Fields, then 19, crashed in the final BMX race of the 2012 London Olympics after cruising through preliminaries. Now older and more mature, Fields is hoping four years of motivation from looking at Rio's famous ...
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USA Cycling at crossroads as Rio Olympics approaches

The Olympian - ‎11 hours ago‎
6, 2012, file photo, Sarah Hammer, of the United States, competes in the women's omnium flying lap event at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. One of the nation's most popular participatory sports is dealing with aging athletes, declining membership ...

Military community to get access to Olympics live streaming this summer

Stars and Stripes - ‎17 hours ago‎
But that coverage could be limited or tape-delayed, as happened during the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. During those games, AFN fielded complaints from viewers in Europe who were shut out from watching key sporting moments live because NBC ...
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3 Russian medalists among 11 positives in Olympics retests - ‎11 hours ago‎
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) - Eleven weightlifters, including three Russian medalists, have tested positive for banned drugs in the latest retests of samples from the 2012 London Olympics, the International Weightlifting Federation said Wednesday. The IWF ...
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Canada's Christine Girard may see Bronze from London Olympics upgraded - ‎7 hours ago‎
... stands with silver medalist Svetlana Tsarukaeva of Russia, left, and bronze medalist Christine Girard of Canada during a medals ceremony after the women's 63-kg, weightlifting competition at the 2012 Summer Olympics, Tuesday, July 31, 2012, in London.
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Meet the 2016 USA Olympic Swimming Team: Conor Dwyer

SwimSwam - ‎10 hours ago‎
At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London Dwyer swam his first race in the 400-meter freestyle. In the heats of the 400-meter freestyle, Dwyer achieved a personal best of 3:46.24 (improving upon his prior best of 3:47.83) to qualify for the final.
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The Latest: Patriots' Ebner on leave for Olympic rugby

U.S. News & World Report - ‎10 hours ago‎
FILE - In this Aug. 11, 2012 file photo, Mexico's Maria Espinoza competes in a women's plus 67-kg taekwondo match at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. Leader in world rankings, Espinoza is aiming to be the first Mexican to win two Olympic gold ...
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Russia's depleted Olympic team heads for Rio de Janeiro

Washington Times - ‎29 minutes ago‎
In this Saturday, Aug. 11, 2012, file photo, Sergei Kirdyapkin, of Russia, wins the gold medal in the men's 50-kilometer race walk at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits, File) more > · View Comments Print. By - Associated Press ...
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Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic withdraws from Rio Summer Olympics 'with heavy heart' - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
I would like to thank Tennis Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee for their ongoing support. I am very proud to have competed for Canada at the London 2012 Summer Olympics, and on the world stage at several Davis Cup events. I look forward to ...
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2016 Summer Olympics: Who should light the torch?

FanSided - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
The 2012 Summer Olympics saw Olympic athlete Steve Redgrave light the torch. In 2016, there is only one logical choice: Pelé.
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Is Michael Phelps competing in the 2016 Summer Olympics?

FanSided - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
Many believed that Michael Phelps was done with swimming in the Summer Olympics after he announced his retirement at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London. However, Phelps is a competitive man and still has a bit of spirit left in him. With three ...
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1992 Dream Team vs. 2012 Dream Team

FanSided - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
With the 2016 Summer Olympics opening soon, we're all going to hear plenty about the mythic 1992 Dream Team and how the current generation cannot compare - even the zenith of the Coach K-USA Basketball era, the 2012 Summer Olympics roster.
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Olympics 2016: NBC's Plan To Lure Younger Audiences Through Facebook And Ryan Seacrest

The Inquisitr - ‎5 hours ago‎
NBC is gearing up for heavy social media attention to this summer's Olympic Games in Rio since traditionally, the median age of those watching the broadcast is fairly high.

East Tennesseans look forward to seeing their home country during Olympic Games - ‎7 hours ago‎
Gabriella's brother teaches gymnastics in Brazil and even helped coach an athlete to the 2012 summer games in Sydney in rhythm gymnastics.
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North Korea's 'guerrilla' campaign for Olympics gold

TODAYonline - ‎3 hours ago‎
PYONGYANG - For isolated North Korea, the Olympic Games offer a rare opportunity to take to the global stage and compete for applause and prestige rather than censure and condemnation.

Canadian tennis star Milos Raonic withdraws from...

Brampton Guardian - ‎Jul 15, 2016‎
At the same time, Raonic, who competed for Canada at the 2012 Summer Olympics, was quick to thank Tennis Canada and the Canadian Olympic Committee for their support in his decision.
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Roger Federer says he is out of Rio Olympics, done for year

Times Colonist - ‎Jul 26, 2016‎
2, 2012, file photo, Roger Federer of Switzerland loses a point to John Isner of the United States at the All England Lawn Tennis Club in Wimbledon, London at the 2012 Summer Olympics. Federer says he will miss the Rio Olympics and the rest of the ...
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Dong Dong leads Chinese trampoline favorites in Rio

Houston Chronicle - ‎Jul 22, 2016‎
FILE - In this Aug. 4, 2012, file photo, Canada's Rosannagh MacLennan performs during the women's trampoline final at the 2012 Summer Olympics, in London. MacLennan, who is known for performing three triple somersaults in her routine, won Canada's ...